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Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism

Author: Christopher Leslie Brown; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
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"Revisiting the origins of the British antislavery movement of the late eighteenth century, Christopher Leslie Brown challenges prevailing scholarly arguments that locate the roots of abolitionism in economic determinism or bourgeois humanitarianism. Brown instead connects the shift from sentiment to action to changing views of empire and nation in Britain, particularly the anxieties and dislocations spurred by the  Read more...
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Brown, Christopher Leslie.
Moral capital.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607750733
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Leslie Brown; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN: 0807830348 0807856983 9780807830345 9780807856987
OCLC Number: 62290468
Description: x, 480 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I: Values and practice in conflict--
Antislavery without abolitionism --
II: The conflict realized --
The politics of slavery in the years of crisis --
Granville Sharp and the obligations of empire --
III: The search for solutions --
British concepts of emancipation in the age of the American Revolution --
Africa, Africans, and the idea of abolition --
III: The conflict resolved --
British evangelicals and Caribbean slavery after the American war --
The society of friends and the antislavery identity.
Responsibility: Christopher Leslie Brown.
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